|Reggie Bush and his Heisman/Courtesy: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images|
Yahoo Sports came out with a report early this morning which quoted sources as saying that the folks behind the Heisman were preparing to take the award back from Bush. Not only take it back, but wipe mention of him from the record.
Read the whole story from Yahoo Sports, RIGHT HERE
We didn't report it early today, because we weren't sure how much of it to believe. We say that despite generally being big fans of Yahoo Sports reporting.
Later this afternoon, in an interview with a producer for the Dan Patrick show, comes word that Rob Whalen, the executive director of the Heisman Trophy Trust said that the Yahoo story is completely false.
Check out the story from the DP Show, RIGHT HERE
This is getting pretty interesting. We should note the statement at the bottom of the DP Show story, that being a statement from the Heisman Trust. In that statement, they don't deny at least discussing the issue. Now, they don't say that they are or aren't considering doing something...in fact they just say they are still considering it.
We think that eventually the Trust will do something, though it may take awhile. We don't necessarily agree with it, what's done is done in our opinion. While we don't condone what happened at USC and with Bush, the fact remains he was pretty darn good player during his time with the Trojans. Perhaps it should be considered more of an indictment on the either ignorance or non-chalance of the administration there. Either way, it sets a really, really dangerous precedent.
Here is some video of Mr. Bush from his days in Trojan Land. Courtesy: 11 Prodigy/YouTube: